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Barcelona to Venice

SPAIN | Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016 | Views [131] | Comments [1]

We fly to Venice this afternoon at 3.10pm. So we got up early and packed our bags and got the 9.15am shuttle into the city. We wanted to go and see the Sagrida Familia, the famous cathedral designed and built by Gaudi. We caught the train and 20 minutes ... Read more >


Barcelona 2

SPAIN | Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016 | Views [106]

Back into the city and our plan today is to ride the Funicular and then the chairlift up to Parc de Montjuic. First we went to the shopping centre at the port and had a coffee and tea and Gerard had a pastry, then we wandered off to find our way around.... Read more >


Barcelona

SPAIN | Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016 | Views [120]

Barcelona and we caught the shuttle bus from the Hotel to the city, only took about 12 minutes and we are in the centre of town. The Hotel is really nice and very quiet, away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, it costs 6 euro each way for the ... Read more >


Seville to Barcelona

SPAIN | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 | Views [92]

Tonight we fly to Barcelona at 9.40pm, so we have the day to explore more of Seville. We caught the bus into town and queued to see the palace. The queue is in shade in the morning, good work! The palace was of Moroccan and Muslim style with lots of ... Read more >


More of Seville

SPAIN | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 | Views [94]

Today we explore more of Seville. We caught the bus to what we thought was the Palace and discovered it was in fact the University, we wandered around and admired their statues and then left. We found the real palace around the corner, but it is still ... Read more >


Seville

SPAIN | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 | Views [85]

So today we get to explore Seville. We worked out where the hop on hop off bus has a stop near us – still a 20 minute walk away, and we bought tickets for the bus for 18 euro each and they cover two days, two different day tours and a night tour, ... Read more >


Malaga to Seville

SPAIN | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 | Views [91]

We decided that because of the Fair and our inability to move freely around the town that we would head to the station and catch the train to Seville rather than wait until later in the day. So we headed to the station and caught the 10.40am train to ... Read more >


Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 | Views [64]

We were up early and waiting at the bus stop at 6.45am. Well done! Having the alarm set for 5.30am on holidays is not a plan I had! Last night we met a couple from Tasmania in the lift at the Hotel. They live at George Town north of Launceston and have ... Read more >


Malaga

SPAIN | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 | Views [93]

We had a slow start today and wandered out to find breakfast. Fair goes from 12 noon until 6pm, but no-one actually knows this so there were already bands playing and people in the Streets by 11am. We walked down to the Tourist Information Centre and ... Read more >


Madrid to Malaga

SPAIN | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 | Views [93]

We woke up to a beautiful morning in Madrid and took our time, not needing to be up early today. Once we were ready we left our bags at the hotel and headed out for the day. Our train to Malaga was booked for 4.30pm. Just outside the hotel the hop ... Read more >


Nice to Madrid

FRANCE | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 | Views [90]

Today Lee and Michael and Nick and Liz are leaving to fly to Cyprus. It has been lovely spending time with them. Their flight leaves early and they have a stopover in Oslo. Work that one out! Anyway we got up early and said goodbye and then did a load ... Read more >


Nice

FRANCE | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 | Views [134]

Today we caught the train to Monaco. We arrived at the station and bought our tickets and we were told to get to the platform quickly as the train was running 10 minutes late and we should be able to catch it. It was actually more than 10 minutes late ... Read more >


Cinque Terre to Nice

ITALY | Friday, 12 Aug 2016 | Views [196]

We were up early to be packed and ready to go at 9am when Marco, our driver, picked us up. We trevelled for 3 and ½ hours from Monterosso to Nice through some beautiful country side and nice little villages. It was a great trip and we stopped ... Read more >


Cinque Terre 3

ITALY | Friday, 12 Aug 2016 | Views [149] | Comments [1]

According to a guy at breakfast, he thought we were just enjoying ourselves and not too noisy and the guy was unreasonable. Anyway, we were tired and ready for bed so it really didn’t matter. Today our legs are much better, but the shins are a ... Read more >


Cinque Terre 2

ITALY | Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 | Views [142] | Comments [1]

Up early today and we head off with our bathers, towels and water to walk the Cinque Terre. The track is closed from Corniglia to Manarola and from Manarola to Riomaggiore so we can only walk Monterosso to Venazza and Venazza to Corniglia. So Hi Ho, ... Read more >


Cinque Terre 1

ITALY | Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 | Views [106]

Today we decided to explore the area and we caught the train to the furthest town of Riomaggiore and wandered around the quaint little town checking out all the shops. We went down to the water and then up to the very top of the town to visit the church ... Read more >


Milan to Monterosso

ITALY | Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 | Views [95]

Up early this morning to catch the 8.10am train to Monterosso. We got to the train station and you have to wait until 20 minutes prior to boarding to find out the platform number and then there is a mad scramble to get on the train. So we waited and ... Read more >


Milan 2

ITALY | Sunday, 7 Aug 2016 | Views [142]

We were up a bit earlier today and at breakfast by 9am. Gerard and I are going to Monza to see the race track and Lee and Michael are off to do the hop on, hop off bus. We arrived at the station and bought a ticket to Monza with 10 minutes to departure ... Read more >


Milan 1

ITALY | Sunday, 7 Aug 2016 | Views [147]

We woke for a late breakfast and decided that today was the today to shop Milan. We walked from the Hotel to Via Buena Vista, one of the main shopping areas and wandered through many of the shops. We talked to a shop assistant about the lack of formal ... Read more >


Stuttgart

GERMANY | Sunday, 7 Aug 2016 | Views [161]

We arrived at our hotel about midnight last night and had a short but good sleep. Our flight was from Prague to Berlin with a one hour stop over then Berlin to Stuttgart. We are getting to know many airports and of course how to change terminals, which ... Read more >


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